Water shortage threatens China's growth

2012-02-16 14:05:48

China faces a tougher situation in water resources in the future as demand increases as the country further industrializes and urbanizes.

EU, China to cooperate for financial stability

2012-02-16 10:08:25

European side will cooperate with China to ensure the financial stability of the eurozone.

Dependence on foreign trade drops

2012-02-16 06:44:18

China's reliance on foreign trade dropped to 50.1 percent in 2011.

Forbidden City still lures inquisitive public

2012-02-16 09:54:06

Today, the Forbidden City stirs just as much curiosity - and, at times, controversy.

US state hopes to expand business

2012-02-16 09:38:15

The secretary of agriculture for the US state of Iowa expects Vice-President Xi Jinping's ongoing visit to the country will promote the state's agricultural exports.

Website gives tips to guide investors

2012-02-16 09:38:03

A how-to website that guides Chinese investors on doing business in the United States was launched on Monday.

Culture to be pillar industry

2012-02-16 08:44:21

China will build a modern cultural industry system featuring innovative content.

Opera's highs make up for some lows

2012-02-16 08:33:37

51-year-old street cleaner Shi Wangzhi never imagined he would spend a night at the theater. A ticket would cost him a few weeks' wages for a start.

Citing cruelty, celebs oppose IPO

2012-02-16 07:56:56

More than 70 public figures have signed a petition opposing the IPO application submitted by a pharmaceutical company that makes medicine from bear bile.

Civil servants must learn English

2012-02-16 07:53:55

A new policy requires civil servants in Xi'an to be able to speak basic English by 2015.

Back to the green grass of home

2012-02-16 07:37:54

It wasn't so long ago that farmers of Jiangman village of Qinglong county were living in mud huts and having to survive by selling their own blood.

South Pole protection law to be introduced

2012-02-16 07:28:01

A regulation covering human activity in the Antarctic, to protect the fragile environment, is set to be introduced.